At the turn of the century, photographer George R. Lawrence traveled the United States and took panoramic photos along the way, eight of them in Minnesota. Mr. Lawrence would likely be dismayed to learn how easy it has become to shoot panoramic photos! Read more here and see the full collection here.
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 1906
International Harvester’s Flax Twine Plant In St. Paul, Minnesota – 1907
I recorded this for the new HBO series Sport In America, which is asking people for their most memorable or significant sports moments. Mine, obviously, was Henry Aaron’s home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all time record. The reason it is my favorite sports moment is not due primarily to Aaron’s athletic prowess but for the moment’s historic significance for which I was blessed to experience a unique persepctive. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
Here’s some awesome home video of the 1987 Minnesota Twins team at Spring Training in Orlando, Florida, that would go on to win Minnesota’s first World Series Championship against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Found at YouTube from TheSportsDaddy.
Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Speech Before The 1948 Democratic National Convention
One of the greatest speeches ever given: Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1948 Civil Rights Speech at the Democratic National Convention. Found at YouTube from AmericanSpeeches.
Kathleen Sebelius: Health & Human Services Celebration Of Hubert H. Humphrey
Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses Hubert H. Humphrey’s legacy and a screening of excerpts of The Art Of The Possible, a documentary about Humphrey, and a discussion with filmmaker Mick Caouette. Found at YouTube from USGOVHHS.